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By Azhar Zafar GPWSi Diabetes and cardiovascular medicine
F W D Tai, W-K Syn, W Alazawi
The prevalence of Type 2 diabetes is expected to increase in parallel with obesity rates and the ageing population. Recent studies show that Type 2 diabetes is associated with a twofold increase in the risk of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, a leading cause of chronic liver disease. Individuals with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a more advanced stage of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, are specifically at risk of developing fibrosis/cirrhosis (end-stage liver disease) and hepatocellular carcinoma; therefore, identifying individuals (with Type 2 diabetes) who are likely to develop hepatic complications is paramount...
September 2015: Diabetic Medicine: a Journal of the British Diabetic Association
Ralph A DeFronzo, Andrew Lewin, Sanjay Patel, Dacheng Liu, Renee Kaste, Hans J Woerle, Uli C Broedl
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of combinations of empagliflozin/linagliptin as second-line therapy in subjects with type 2 diabetes inadequately controlled on metformin. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS: Subjects were randomized to a combination of empagliflozin 25 mg/linagliptin 5 mg (n = 137), empagliflozin 10 mg/linagliptin 5 mg (n = 136), empagliflozin 25 mg (n = 141), empagliflozin 10 mg (n = 140), or linagliptin 5 mg (n = 132) as add-on to metformin for 52 weeks...
March 2015: Diabetes Care
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